MR and Manmohan hold talks

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President, Mahinda Rajapaksa had discussions in Brazil on the sidelines of the Rio conference, Presidential spokesman Bandula Jayasekera said.

The President’s office did not give any immediate details of the discussion but according to the Hindustan Times both sides discussed the condition of Tamils in the north and east.

President Rajapaksa had reportedly told the Indian Prime Minister that only a few Tamils remained in refugee camps and that 300,000 had been rehabilitated.

This was the first meeting between the President and the Indian Prime Minister since India supported a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in March this year.